Sure, many of us travel for concerts, music festivals, and visiting art exhibitions—but what about the hotels and suites that make their accommodations all about the music? As it turns out, there are plenty of properties around the United States and Canada that offer up amenities and accommodations that were made to impress all types of music lovers.
Looking for a musically-inclined property to drop your bags? Below, we’ve rounded up a handful of hotels that offer unique takes on music-themed rooms and suites.
Whether you’re a Beatles fan looking to recreate the famous bed-in for peace, you’re looking for a property with in-room karaoke, or you want to see the world’s only guitar-shaped hotel up close and personal, these music-themed hotels will set the stage for a rocking vacation.
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Quebec
Beatles fans might be surprised to know that the famous John Lennon and Yoko Ono “bed-in for peace” actually took place in Montreal, at a suite in the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. The suite has remained a love letter to the movement and continues to boast decor and artifacts that pay homage to the very location where “Give Peace a Chance” was composed and recorded. The suite (which can accommodate up to four people) boasts a recreation of the famous bed-in, a separate bedroom, dining room area, and two oversized bathrooms.
Graduate Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee
Whether you’re a Nashville native or you’re just visiting the city, be sure to visit the famous White Limozeen rooftop at the Graduate Nashville, which was inspired by music icon Dolly Parton. Staying at the Graduate Nashville? Keep an eye out for Dolly-inspired art, which is on display in many rooms. What’s more, the property boasts Cross-eyed Critters Watering Hole is a divey karaoke joint where you can hop on stage and sing with the animatronics band.
Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio
Commissioned by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Hilton Cleveland Downtown’s one-bedroom Rock and Roll Suite is a music-lovers dream. Filled with replicas and memorabilia from legendary artists, the suite features include a smashed guitar signed by former Parliament-Funkadelic member and Rock Hall Inductee Bootsy Collins, Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” lyrics gracing the walls and Woodstock-inspired lighting finished with a plush red lips couch overlooking unobstructed views of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii
Looking for a music destination in Hawaii? The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has served as the backdrop for a number of movies and TV shows—including Elvis Presley’s 1961 movie “Blue Hawaii” and even hosted The King in the iconic Mahele Suite.
The Dive Motel in Nashville, Tennessee
Another excellent option in Music City, every single room in East Nashville’s The Dive Motel comes equipped with the signature “Party Switch” that spins a handcrafted Disco Ball by Yolanda Baker, the last American maker, to the tunes of “Dive Radio,” which consists of 4 channels: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and Sleep.
Hotel Max in Seattle, Washington
This music-inspired property features a full floor dedicated to indie record label, Sup Pop Records. What’s more, every guest room is covered with large-scale black-and-white images that showcase the work of photographer Charles Peterson, who captured the passion of Seattle’s music scene in the eighties and nineties. The hotel is also set to house an exclusive set of Lauretta “L.E.” Hertel photography, including never-before-seen photos of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida
The world’s first-ever guitar-shaped hotel, the architecture on full display at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino really is out of this world. From around-the-clock live entertainment on-site and Rock Spa treatments, to “Sound of Your Stay” in-room music amenity with your choice of Fender guitar, the world’s only guitar hotel is a must-visit for music lovers and musicians alike.